a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
gambler, risk taker(noun)
someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
One who plays at a game of chance, who gambles.
One who takes risks.
one who gambles
"Gambler" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was the second single released from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Vision Quest, and was released on October 3, 1985, by Geffen Records. Remaining as the last self-written single by Madonna, "Gambler" was produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez at Madonna's request. It was later included in the soundtrack of the film. "Gambler" was never released in the United States, at the request of Madonna's own Sire Records. The music video of the song is an excerpt from the film itself. Musically, "Gambler" is an upbeat synth-disco song, featuring instrumentation from drums, electronic handclaps and percussion, which is accompanied by a bass synths and keyboards. The lyrics talk about Madonna asserting her self-independence. Critics gave a mixed review of the song, but it was commercially successful, reaching the top-ten in the charts of Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. Madonna has performed the song only once, on her 1985 Virgin Tour.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From the Grk. _gumnos_, stripped to the skin. And the gambler's the one that does it.
The numerical value of gambler in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of gambler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Not much of a gambler.
I'm a gambler at heart, that's my life.
I would gamble on two cockroaches coming out of the carpet, which would come closer, that’s what a sick gambler does.
Four or five years, i do not know, even two or three. Two have already passed. It is a somewhat vague sensation. Maybe it's like the psychology of the gambler who convinces himself he will lose, so he won't be disappointed and if he wins, is happy. I do not know.
The US government alone cannot get its economy out of the crisis. It appears to me that the current policy makers are suffering from the gambler's syndrome. They keep spending more money hoping that they will eventually win. More debt spending is a receipt for bankruptcy. Real economic growth comes from government and private sector investments, not from massive debt spending followed by tax increases or currency devaluation.
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- jugadorCatalan, Valencian
- Glücksspielerin, Hasardeur, Glücksspieler, HasardeurinGerman
- tahúr, jugadorSpanish
- parieur, joueurFrench
- ギャンブラー, 博徒Japanese
- kaipurei moniMāori
- гэмблер, картёжник, игрокRussian
- коцкар, kockarSerbo-Croatian
- risktagare, spelareSwedish
- kumarbaz, kumarcıTurkish
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